Telus, one of the leading carriers in the frozen tundra also known as Canada, announced today that they’ll be getting the HTC Desire and that it’ll be part of their back-to-school group of phones. In case you don’t know, the Desire is essentially a Nexus One with physical buttons, an optical trackpad instead of a trackball, and SenseUI. Other than that, the specs are identical:
- Android 2.1 ( clair) with HTC Sense
- Access to over 50,000 applications from Android Market
- Seven homescreen panels to customize with tons of prealoaded live widgets, apps and live wallpapers
- HTC Friend Stream app and widget to get consolidated updates from Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
- 3.7” , WVGA 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen
- 5 megapixel camera with flash and video capture
- Expandable memory up to 32 GB (8 GB microSD card included)
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
This is also good news for USA-residing people who have been drooling over the HTC Desire, but didn’t want to switch to US Cellular or deal with 2G only from a imported Euro version. This phone will match up nicely with your AT&T sim. Of course I’m not sure if the physical buttons and no Froyo would sway me from just purchasing a Nexus One, I’ll leave that choice up to you.
Obviously this isn’t a firm release date, but look for one right around the end of summer.